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Nottingham City Council
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£39,571 (Level One) rising to £41,591 (Level Two)
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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This is a Politically Restricted vacancy  

This position is Politically Restricted. Refer to Applicant Guidance notes for further information.

The starting salary is £39,571 (Level One) rising to £41,591 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).

We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.
The Council requires an organised enthusiastic solicitor or Barrister to work within the Planning Environment and Leisure Team of Solicitors.  This is a small friendly and dedicated team within the Legal Services Division who together deal with matters arising from the Council's vast range of regulatory and licensing functions including Planning, Highways, Licensing Act 2003, taxi licensing and other areas such as pollution control, food, health and safety, trading standards and safer housing.  Work commonly includes negotiating and drafting agreements; enforcement; prosecutions and other hearings; and giving advice to Officers, Councillors and Committees.
We are looking for someone who is keen to take on a broad range of the team's work and who likes variety.  This role will involve advising in relation to a range of council functions including Town and Country Planning, Highways and Rights of Way and various licensing and regulatory functions including the Licensing Act 2003.  It will involve providing advice to the Council's Planning, Licensing, and Regulatory and Appeals Committees and advising officers of all levels, drafting of agreements and notices and may also involve court/tribunal work and advocacy from time to time.


  • Works well as part of a team
  • communicate clearly and succinctly both orally and in writing
  • analyse and assimilate complex information quickly
  • make decisions on legal issues both under pressure and with minimum supervision 

Whilst it would be ideal for you to have some experience of undertaking complex matters in at least one of the work areas covered by the team and at least one year post qualification experience, applicants who can demonstrate that they meet the relevant skills set and/or have relevant pre-qualification experience may also be considered.  This role may also be ideal for someone who is looking to change or broaden their areas of practice and the role offers the opportunity to cover a wide range of local authority law.
   For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact Ann Barrett, Team Leader Tel: 0115 8764411 Email: or Tamazin Wilson, Senior Solicitor Tel: 0115 8764417 email: 
Useful information for Applicants

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.

Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.

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